RIP Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

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Wiesel a Holocaust survivor and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
https://www.yahoo.com/gma/holocaust-survivor-nobel-laureate-elie-wiesel-dies-87-235028958--abc-news-topstories.html [Broken]

After Hitler's forces had moved into Hungary in 1944, the Wiesel family was deported to the Auschwitz extermination camp in Poland. Elie Wiesel's mother and younger sister perished in the gas chamber there. In 1945 Elie and his father were sent on to Buchenwald, where his father died of starvation and dysentery. Seventeen-year-old Elie was still alive when American soldiers opened the camp.
"His message is one of peace, atonement and human dignity," the statement said. "His belief that the forces fighting evil in the world can be victorious is a hard-won belief."

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1986/wiesel-facts.html
http://www.nobelprize.org/mediaplayer/?id=2028

Peace be upon him and his family, friends and colleagues.
 
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This will sound lame, but he meant a lot to me. He (as well as Wladyslaw Szpilman) taught me what it was to be a Jew. Their writing made me finally understand the Holocaust and that I would have, in fact, been killed.
 

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